We were walking across the Academy grounds today after attending my brother's commissioning ceremony, and my twelve year old asked me "how old do you have to be to come here?" I told her you have to be at least seventeen and a high school graduate; I could see the wheels turning in her head. She told me later she wants to go to the Academy. She's twelve, things can change--but if she wants this path I want to do what I can to support her. I'm an AFROTC grad but never applied to the Academy myself. Any suggestions for things a twelve year old can be doing to make a USAFA dream a reality?